Vision & Mission

The Department of Political Science has been functioning meritoriously, ever since its inception in 1968. Being a social science department, it is our responsibility to mold the student community into social engineers and nation builders. In spite of being an undergraduate department, it has produced many eminent personalities throughout its history. We are humble but enduring to create wonders by utilizing the excellence of our department faculty.

In order to inculcate socio-political awareness and responsibility, the Department of Political Science encourages students to conduct debates and discussions on various topics of critical relevance. The Department, along with the Political Science Association, which is a students’ association, takes initiatives in conducting national and international seminars, invited lectures etc. in order to get expert views on contemporary issues of national and international importance. As part of extracurricular activities, the department has organized debates, quiz, essay writing and elocution competitions, participating students from within and outside, there by enhancing their skills. As part of co-curricular activities, students from the department have participated and secured prizes in inter-department, inter-collegiate, university and state level arts and sports competitions.

The department conducts electoral surveys in association with the Institute of Parliamentary affairs, prior to assembly and parliamentary elections, which gives students an experiential reality about democracy and the institutions involved. Students are also encouraged to conduct filed studies as part of their project work.

After completion of graduation, many of our students are pursuing higher studies in various institutions. Most of our students hold respectable positions in private and public sector undertakings.

Programmes Offered

  • BA Political Science
  • Certificate course- English Skill Acquisition Programme, 2019

Faculty

Name: Dr. Rekha Nair R
Designation: H.O.D & Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: International Relations, Public Administration.

Name: Mrs. Advaita R Prasad
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Human Rights, International and Environmental Issues

Name: Anas. N
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Political Theory

Name: Dr. Jayapraksh MK
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: International Politics

Achievements

  • *Kerala University Ranks -Ms.Asha won II nd rank (2010) and
    Josmi Jose won Ist rank ( 2013) for B.A Political Science Examination, University of Kerala
  • *Afeeha Muhammed Ali (2019-2021 batch) attended and a won verbal commendation award in the Asia Youth International Model United Nations Virtual Conference ” Accelerate Social Stability Amongst Sovereign Nations ” (28th -31st) May, 2021.
  • *Afeeha Muhammed Ali (2019-2021 batch) won the Honorable mention award of IOM in the IMUN (International Model United Nations) online Virtual Conference 27.0 held on 17 th and 18 th October, 2020.
  • Afeeha Muhammed Ali(2019-2021 batch) won first prize in the National Speech competition (NSC) (Through video)on the occasion of National Youth Day, 12 January 2021, organised by Desh ki Baat Foundation.
  • *Dr Rekha Nair R worked as Alappuzha district coordinator in the Kerala Assembly Election Study ,2016 and in the Lok Sabha Elecion Study ,2019 as part of a research programme and Poll Survey of the Centre for Electoral Studies, Trivandrum.

Conferences Organized

1. National Seminar on ““Representative Democracy: Constitution and Nation State,” organised by the Department of Political Science in association with the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Kerala 21st January 2019.
2. National Seminar on “Judicial Intervention and Social Change”- organised by the Department of Political Science, in association with the Indian Institution of Public Administration, on February 7, 2019.
3. Invited talk on “Deletion of Article 370 and the future of Kashmir”- by
Dr G. Gopakumar,Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala , Kasargod, October 25, 2019
4. National Webinar on “Perspectives of Social Sciences Upon Collective Action” organised by Student IQAC in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and Department of Economics, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 5th August 2020.
5. National Webinar on “The Politics of Don’t Talk Politics & Don’t Politicize it” organised by Student IQAC in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 10th August 2020.
6. National Webinar on “The Intimate God-Traversing through the Narratives of Daivavili” organised by Student IQAC in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 12th August 2020.
7. National Webinar on “Comparative Secularism and Religious Majoritarianism: Lessons from Contemporary India” organised by Department of Political Science and IQAC, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 17th August 2020.
8. International Webinar on ‘’Religious identity in a Globalizing world: Sunni Islamic Traditionalism in Contemporary Kerala” organised by Department of Political Science and IQAC, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 19th August 2020.
9. International Webinar on “Sustainable Development Goals and Public Policy” organised by Department of Political Science and IQAC, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 26th August 2020.
10. International Webinar on “Interrogating Religious Heterogeneity and Pluralism: Some reflections from Kerala” organised by Department of Political Science and IQAC, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam on 13th November 2020.

Services offered to public

  • During 2014-15,the teachers and students of the Department of Political Science visited Sayeesham old age home and donated a fund raised by the department.
  • In 2015,a fund was also raised by the Department of Political Science for Santhwanam Palliative care.

Extracurricular platforms

Kerala University Youth Festival prize winners
1. Droupathy – Veena competition, won prizes for three consecutive years. ( 2015-18)
2. Arya – Group song(2016-19)batch
3. Anshad Rahman,Safeer S,Ajmal S -(2017-20)batch-Kolkali

Students have also won prizes in Inter-University and intercollegiate Sports competitions.
1. Muhammed Ashraf-Football(2015-18)
2. Akhil.Ahammed-Teakwondo(2016-19)
3. Muhammed Shah-Badminton (2016-19)
4. Asif S – Badminton (2017-20)
5. Faizal Basheer-Football (2017-20)

Succession List of HoDs

  • Dr. Sukumaran Nair (Rtd. in 1989)
  • Prof. K.Vijayamma (Rtd. 2002)
  • Dr Varghese Thomas (2002-2015)
  • Dr Rekha Nair R (2015 onwards)